Best Free Websites for Money and Property Information

Best Free Websites for Money and Property Information

  01 Jan 2024

One of the biggest changes over the time I’ve been investing in property is the abundant availability of property research data.

Today there’s a plethora of statistics offered about Australia’s property scene – median house prices by the year, the quarter, the month or day, median advertised rents, rental vacancy rates, auction clearance rates, days on market, and the list goes on.

While you’d think this would make research so much simpler, in fact, the abundance of confusing and contradictory information often makes it harder.

One of the things about all this real estate investing information on the internet is that it’s not created equal.

Most of it is too simple, some of it is just plain wrong and some can even be dangerous to your financial health!

So, to save you much searching – and to save you from following bad advice – I’ve put together a list of the top property information – websites, property investment blogs, resources and podcasts out there – to ensure you’re accessing the very best online property information.

Property portals is Australia’s largest property website where the majority of real estate for sale or rent across the country is available online.

It also has some great blogs as well as free property data. is the second-largest property sales website in the country.

It also has solid property news and blogs, data, and auction results including commentary and blogs.

The other smaller portals such as, and all offer free property data including previous sales history and comparable properties.

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CoreLogic is Australia’s most comprehensive source of property data, insights and analytics.

  • It has in-depth statistics for both agents and consumers, including regular commentary from analysts Tim Lawless and Eliza Owen
  • Rather than reporting median prices, CoreLogic reports a hedonic house price index, using a statistical technique known as “regression analysis” to assess the resale value of dwellings using each property’s unique individual attributes (e.g. location, land size, number of beds/baths, etc.)

SQM Research is a respected Australian investment research house, headed by Louis Christopher and specialising in providing ratings and data across all major asset classes.

  • You can get a bundle of free statistical data at this website.
  • SQM reports Vendor’s Asking Prices that measure seller sentiment rather than median prices.
  • You can also use this website to investigate your chosen suburb and drill down to identify vacancy rates, how many properties are for sale, demographics plus a lot more. The Population Experts has a wealth of demographic data by suburb, including a lot of the latest Census data demystified.

McCrindle – demographer Mark McCrindle has some insightful infographics.

Microburbs offer free reports including neighbourhood demographics, commute times, schools, crime rates, income levels and much more.

Suburb Trends – offers some excellent suburb maps and reports. Many are free but other reports and data must be purchased.

Walkscore – shows the walkability of a property or location and ranks the location compared to others in the suburb and state.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics  – Here you’ll find a wealth of statistical data and plenty of graphs and numbers to download.

  • ABS QuickStats is a fast, simple way for users to understand an area at a glance and is intended for anyone wanting quick summary information about an area.

The Reserve Bank  Each month the RBA puts out a Chart Pack full of useful graphs and statistics. The problem that many investors will have is interpreting all of this information, so the best resource I know for getting a variety of experts’ opinions is:

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